What’s mine is yours

I had barely pulled my dress over my head when my daughter walked into my room without knocking. She was in need of a rubberband for her hair despite the fact that I had already given her one the night before....more

Saint Phoebe

Phoebe   I think it was in 2002 that we went to Florida to vist my grandparents, right around this time of the year....more

On the Road Again

Today, my family (us and our team the Stallions) is on the road again.  We will be traveling to play one of the toughest teams in basketball, the Asheville Trailblazers.  It's an important game and we'll give them a good run for their money, because our team is one of the toughest too.  ...more

Are Valentine’s Day Flowers the Best Show of Love?

The nationwide countdown is on for florists.  They are preparing for Valentine’s Day— a day when lovers are tasked with proving their love. It will mean a spending spree of red roses by spouses and significant others competing to showcase their amorous feelings. Women from coast-to-coast will hope to be the first ones in their office to receive that coveted bouquet of flowers, kicking off a non-verbal sparring among female co-workers.  And it seems that the floral gift might help the sender get lucky in the bedroom....more
Valentine day of the lover to express your feelings from your beloved ones & inform how ...more

The Moment the World Shifted

I could never have imagined that life would come at me so fast. In less than a year, I had met the man I was going to marry, said my vows, packed up and moved to Florida, and now I was about to have a baby. Things were moving so fast and I was having a hard time coming to terms with all the changes that were spiraling toward me....more

Pomegranate Perfection

My nephew was over our house recently, and spotted about a dozen pomegranates sitting on our kitchen counter. “I guess you guys went to Costco,” he said. “I didn’t know you ate pomegranates. I have never seen them here before.”  In unison my husband, Marc, and I replied that we love them, and that we pretty much eat one every morning when they are in season.  “I try to open them the night before,” I explained, “because they are so messy and take forever to open.” “Oh, that’s what you think,” he said with a smile. “Come with me…....more

Things that made my day today, and some that didn't

THE GOOD Mom Things 1.  Getting my baby girl's 6 month checkup and finding out I'm not crazy, she really does weigh a ton....more

How to Write a Valentine!

A few of my grumpy friends have been muttering about Valentine's Day ... not a real holiday, retail promotion, expensive, ridiculous ... you get the picture. This is what happens when the bulk of your friends pass 40. Sigh....more

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Girlfriends = Sanity

Looking back at my life, I see how important my girlfriends are and were in my life.  From keeping me out of trouble; being the voice of reason; having my back; providing free therapy sessions; making me laugh through my tears; and just plain listening when it seems no one else could -- my girlfriends have all made lasting and important contributions to strengthening and supporting me in times of need.  Now that I'm raising two girls of my own, I...more

Would you give a "work spouse" a Valentine?

Since I barely have enough time in a day to talk to my "real spouse," I can't imagine having enough time for a deep friendship with a "work spouse." And when in the day would I ever carve out enough time to buy a work spouse a Valentine?...more